Events calendar

Events will be added to the calendar throughout the year. We are currently working on the 2020 events and more dates will be added soon to include, bee ID training to family fun days – something for everyone!

Feb
23
Sun
Snowdrop Garden Opening @ Lindores House, Lindores, Fife, KY14 6JD
Feb 23 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Lindores House overlooks the loch. Enjoy the woodland walk beside the loch and stunning views from the garden where you may see some brave spring-emerging bumblebees!
Herbaceous borders, wonderful snowdrops, leucojums, trilliums, primulae, rhododendrons and species trees including Nothofagus and Davidia involucrata, the handkerchief tree. Don’t miss the 17th-century yew, believed to be the largest in Fife, which you can walk inside!

This is a fundraising event for the open garden charity Scotland’s Gardens Scheme which raises money for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

Admission £4.00, children free.
Mar
16
Mon
Bumblebees on the Mynd @ National Trust Cafe, Carding Mill Valley, Church Stretton
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mar
28
Sat
Beginner’s Bumblebee Identification Course @ RSPB Dungeness, Romney Marsh, TN29 9PN, UK
Mar 28 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • Learn all about bumblebee ecology, lifecycle, decline, conservation and how to identify our most common garden species
  • 10:30am until 3:30pm (includes walk, weather permitting)
  • £15 includes tea, coffee, and biscuits
  • All proceeds go to the Short-haired bumblebee project
  • To book your place email nikki.gammans@bumblebeeconservation.org or  telephone 07545 171110
Apr
26
Sun
Intermediate Bumblebee Identification Course @ RSPB Dungeness, Romney Marsh TN29 9PN, UK
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • Learn how to identify all UK bumblebee species, their ecology, lifecycle, and anatomy. Attendees should already be able to identify the Big Seven.
  • 26th April RSPB Dungeness 10:30-3:30pm (includes walk weather permitting)
  • £15 includes tea, coffee, and biscuits
  • All proceeds to the short-haired bumblebee project
  • To book your place email nikki.gammans@bumblebeeconservation.org or telephone 07545 171110
May
16
Sat
Beginner’s Bumblebee Identification Workshop @ Nevis Landscape Partnership, An Drochaid, Claggan Road, Fort William, PH33 6PH
May 16 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

In this beginner’s course, you will learn how to identify bumblebees with a focus on the most common species. The morning indoor session will cover bumblebee ecology, lifecycle, and conservation, and will be followed by an afternoon field practice session where you will learn how to catch and identify bumblebees. No previous experience necessary.

Book your space here: www.nevislandscape.co.uk/local/events/

What will you need: packed lunch, a drink, suitable outdoor clothing and sunscreen for an afternoon practice session.

If you have a hand lens, net and ID guide then bring them along, although some will be available to borrow on the day.

Suggested donation of £10 to cover the costs of our trainer and room hire.

Jun
20
Sat
Beginner’s Bumblebee Identification Course @ Tyland Barn, Chatham Rd, Maidstone ME14 3BD, UK
Jun 20 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Learn about the biology and ecology of these attractive, charismatic insects, how to identify our most common and rarest species and practice your skills in the field; to include an update on the Bombus subterraneus reintroduction project.

Please click here for full information about this course on the Kent Wildlife Trust website.

Standard fee: £35 per person per day.
Concessionary fee: Kent Wildlife Trust volunteers, senior citizens, unemployed and students £5 off.

Jun
25
Thu
Bumblebee Safaris, Mugdock Country Park @ Mugdock Country Park, Milngavie, Mugdock, Glasgow G62 8EL, UK
Jun 25 @ 1:45 pm – 3:30 pm

Bumblebee Safaris, Mugdock Country Park

Times:
1.45pm – 2.30pm: Family bumblebee safari
2.45pm – 3.30pm: Adults only bumblebee safari

These are free events, but donations to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust are welcomed.

Join one of our volunteers, Shona Menzies, on a short walk among the flowers at Mugdock Country Park. See different species up close and find out many fascinating facts about bumblebees.

There will be an indoor display if the weather is unsuitable for a walk.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Booking is essential and places are limited. Call on 0141 956 6100 to book.

For information about facilities at Mugdock Country Park, and for directions, please visit their website:
mugdock-country-park.org.uk

Aug
3
Mon
Intermediate Bumblebee Identification Course @ RSPB Dungeness, Romney Marsh TN29 9PN, UK
Aug 3 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • Learn how to identify all UK bumblebee species, their ecology, lifecycle, and anatomy. Attendees should already be able to identify the Big Seven.
  • 3rd August RSPB Dungeness 10:30-3:30pm (includes walk weather permitting)
  • £15 includes tea, coffee, and biscuits
  • All proceeds to the short-haired bumblebee project
  • To book your place email nikki.gammans@bumblebeeconservation.org or telephone 07545 171110

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